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The Wall – First Night Tacoma Edition

The Wall is up at 11th and Broadway in Tacoma and ready for the First night festivities. Feel free to come by any time today to leave something at the wall.

Amazingly, moments after I cleaned up and jumped in my car, people were already interacting and leaving notes at the wall! I think it’s going to be a fun night down here in Tacoma!

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The Wall – Closing Ceremony

“The Wall” installation came to a close today. To bring a sense of closure, the notes were taken out of the hexagon holes and buried. Our campus was long ago a peach orchard and so we buried the notes at the foot of one of the few remaining peach trees on the hill behind the school. I took direct inspiration for this process from the Wailing Wall as they collect and bury their notes twice a year on the Mount of Olives. I was joined by our Chaplain Mike Moffitt, a couple of students, teachers, and staff members who all pitched in to help shovel some dirt. Chaplain Mike also spoke a few words of blessing.

Almost two hundred notes were left at the wall. It was an amazing ending to a project that had far more life and value than I expected!

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